Junior Data Engineer

Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

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About Pacmed

Pacmed strives to make healthcare a continuous learning network. All patients should receive care adjusted to their personal needs and all caretakers should learn from all decisions made within healthcare. Pacmed aims to achieve this by building and implementing decision support software based on machine learning. Our software supports intensive care doctors in their most important decisions, starting with safely and adequately discharging patients from the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). You will join at a point in time where Pacmed has implemented its first software in the ICU and is preparing to scale that software across the Netherlands and Europe.

About the Role

As a Junior Data Engineer at Pacmed you will work together with Experienced Data Engineers, Data Scientists, and other developers in your team to make sure that Pacmed’s data pipelines efficiently process vast amounts of data. Data Engineers use technology like Python, SQL, and Spark to process raw data to a data warehouse filled with features. You'll use and potentially further develop the Azure cloud infrastructure built by Cloud Engineers. You'll enable the Data Scientists to develop Machine Learning models and productionise those models in Pacmed’s Cloud-hosted software product (Pacmed Critical) to be used at the bedside by physicians on a daily basis. 

Pacmed also is a trusted partner for the academic world. As such we’re the technical partner for a nation-wide initiative that aims to unlock the historical data of all ICU in the Netherlands, to be used by scientists. The goal of this initiative is to improve the quality of ICU care in general. As a Data Engineer, you will play an important role in the efficient processing of these large amounts of data. Our stack currently consists of: Python, SQL, Parquet, PostgreSQL, Redis, REST, Ansible, Terraform, Docker, Spark, Microsoft Azure. We’re always eager to add beneficial new technologies to our stack.

What will you do on a daily basis?

  • Develop yourself towards an allround Data Engineer, being coached by more senior team members

  • Collaborate with Data Scientists and developers to evaluate and identify optimal pipeline solutions.

  • Build and maintain the data pipelines that process large amounts of data. Contribute to the processing code of the Data Scientists.

  • Evaluate and improve existing pipelines.

  • Work with Data Scientists to educate them on how to optimally write data processing code, and make sure that Machine Learning models can be seamlessly integrated in the software product.

  • Optimize the use of data storage engines (S3, Parquet, SQL).

  • Ensure quality of the data processing steps by implementing quality checks at important places in the processing pipelines.

Why is Pacmed a great place to work?

  • We're a dynamic scale up on a societal mission.

  • We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

  • A talented team dedicated to help each other grow through teamwork and collaboration in a culture where everyone is respected and heard.

  • As a scale-up there is plenty opportunity to grow your responsibilities together with the growth of the company.

  • We're a team of ambitious but also fun-loving people who are committed to improving healthcare globally.

  • A working environment where fun at work and social events are very important.

  • A great office at the heart of Amsterdam with opportunities for (partially) remote working or part-time working.

  • The opportunity to stay close to the practical clinical world while also working on the future of (AI in) healthcare

  • You work together within a vibrant community of experienced data engineers & data scientists and leading technical and medical academics, continuously pushing the field forward through innovation.


  • At Pacmed we believe in a flexible working model.

  • The opportunity to become part of Pacmed’s employee participation plan.

  • Set aside monthly dedicated days for professional development and offer a stipend for individual development/training opportunities.

  • An office at a great location in the heart of Amsterdam, including unlimited coffee & snacks, Friday drinks, and at minimum quarterly social events!


  • You have a masters degree in Computer Science or comparable studies

  • You are eager to grow towards a versatile data engineer, further developing your knowledge of Python, Spark, Containerization, CI/CD & Cloud

  • You are a good team player

  • You create positive energy and care about the well-being and development of others in the company

  • You have to be eligible to work in the Netherlands (EU).

At Pacmed, we think there is strength in diversity. Studies show that women and members of underrepresented communities apply for jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. Does this sound like you? If so, Pacmed encourages you to reconsider and apply! Our employees regularly share that they value the team and people they work with and that a diverse team is a key reason why they love their work. Building responsible AI requires diverse perspectives, equitable practices, and integrity every step of the way. This is our commitment. We look forward to your application!

We do not work with recruiters, so mails and calls from agencies are not appreciated.

* Salary range is an estimate based on our salary survey at salaries.ai-jobs.net

Tags: Ansible Azure Data pipelines Docker Machine Learning Parquet PostgreSQL Python Spark SQL Terraform

Perks/benefits: Career development Flex hours Home office stipend Team events Unlimited paid time off

Region: Europe
Country: Netherlands
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Category: Engineering Jobs

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